SALVATION BY FAITH OR BY REVELATION? – PART TWO
The arm of the Lord is able to save ANYONE, ANYWHERE and at ANY TIME. CALL UPON his name IN TRUTH, and OBEY HIS COMMANDS.
In my last blog on the subject of faith vs. revelation as it pertains to true salvation, several issues enter into in to this that confirm each other and need to be examined.
It was pointed out that when Jesus commanded us to be READY, that the term really does not mean what people would think. It means to be ADJUSTED, or we could say ALIGNED. It means to be brought into ALIGNMENT or to be ADJUSTED to a NEW POSITION, that is “moved” over to a new standard.
FALLEN to UNFALLEN (adjusted to Agape)
SPIRITUALLY DEAD to SPIRITUALLY ALIVE or (brought into spiritual alignment)
FALLEN to BORN AGAIN (conformed & covered by Jesus become as ONE – John 17))
This adjustment or alignment must be connected to the comments of Jesus when He said we MUST BE born again to SEE or ENTER the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. The word “ready” proves this to be true. Jesus commands us to be READY and He commands us to be BORN AGAIN, the only way to be “ready”.
THE MANY – NOT READY
THE FEW – READY
Remember when Jesus said to PRAY ALWAYS that we be found WORTHY to STAND BEFORE HIM?
King James Version
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
The question we need to ask is WHEN DO WE STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN? When we come to the light to have our deeds reproved in John Chapter 3. Jesus is THE LIGHT. There is only ONE condemnation of all humanity – THE LOVE TYPE ISSUE. There is no other issue. We lost divine love at the fall; we know nothing about it because that TYPE of LOVE is so far above our concepts it must be REVEALED TO US and if ACCEPTED then bestowed upon us as a “covering”.
1 John 3:1-3
3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Do you see? First we are to BEHOLD Jesus Christ who is the SPIRIT OF DIVINE AGAPE, and then Jesus BESTOWS that TYPE OF LOVE upon us to COVER US, and by that method we are BORN AGAIN. In order for that to actually happen, one MUST COME TO THE LIGHT. This is why Jesus warned us TO BE “READY”, that is BORN AGAIN.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
ἑτοιμος – hetoimos – het-oy’-mos
From an old noun ἕτεος
heteos (fitness); adjusted, that is, ready: – prepared, (made) ready (-iness, to our hand).
Total KJV occurrences: 17
We could say is ONE FIT TO ENTER INTO HEAVEN, for the entire concept of the CHURCH is to save people OUT OF THIS WORLD (MATRIX) via REBIRTH, AND THAT rebirth makes them FIT TO ENTER HEAVEN. In other words, one MUST BE ALTERED in some manner by the LORD HIMSELF or one could not enter Heaven/
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May 2, 2020 – Definition of adjustment. 1 : the act or process of adjusting. 2 : a settlement of a claim or debt in a case in which the amount involved is uncertain or full payment is not made. 3 : the state of being adjusted. 4: a means (such as a mechanism) by which things are adjusted one to another.
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Adjusted definition is – accommodated to suit a particular set of circumstances or requirements. How to use adjusted in a sentence.
(The requirement is to be BORN AGAIN or one CANNOT enter into Heaven – SCB)
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Adjust definition is – to bring to a more satisfactory state:. How to use adjust in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of adjust.
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to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate: to adjust expenses to income. to put in good working order; regulate; bring to .
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Definition of alignment. 1 : the act of aligning or state of being aligned especially : the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts (as of a mechanical or electronic device) in relation to each other. 2a : a forming in line.
It appears that the only way fallen humanity can be ADJUSTED so they are made FIT for heaven is rebirth. It is the only way offered to humanity, there is no other way “in”. “You MUST be born again” or from “ABOVE.” If we turn to John Chapter 10 we find more confirmation that there is only ONE WAY offered and that has been rejected, even by the Church itself and is now called an “anathema” and “satanic” by the fake preachers, teachers, evangelists and theology professors.
Remember that Peter said that the WAY OF THE TRUTH would become evil spoken of, that is REJECTED, and if one brings it up, they, and the WAY, are railed against. The only WAY offered by Jesus Christ was the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY. He offered NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE. There was no way AROUND THE COMMAND. Leave it to humanity to attempt to find a WAY AROUND the CROSS.
However, clever as humanity might think they are, the COMMAND TO ENTER IN AT THE STRAIT GATE and WALK THE NARROW WAY still stands. It is an EITHER/OR. If you refuse NO HEAVEN, just CERTAIN HELL. It does not matter what anyone thinks about it, the command to ENTER IN remains.
Now John Chapter 10 gives us a confirmation of what Jesus said in Matthew 7, and that is verified in Revelation to make sure people could understand it IF THEY WANTED TO.
10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
These two verses are loaded verses if one reads them carefully. It first of all proves ONE WAY IN in truth, and THE SECOND WAY OFFERED IS A FAKE. You either come in VIA THE DOOR, or you CLIMB IN SOME OTHER WAY.
The word DOOR is interesting:
Θύρα – thura – thoo’-rah
Apparently a primary word (compare “door”); a portal or entrance (the opening or the closure, literally or figuratively): – door, gate.
This has several connotations to it. First, a PORTAL or GATEWAY refers back to the STRAIT GATE. Obviously, the SHEEPFOLD is the CHURCH OF CHRIST, the called-out ones in Revelation 2 and 3. They are called SHEEP. Jesus referred to the fake preachers, teachers and evangelists AS WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING. In other words, CHRISTIAN LEADERS who lead millions astray into eternal ruin and loss as Peter tells us.
Notice how it is worded, for if one enters in by climbing up “SOME OTHER WAY” they are headed for eternal ruin. Therefore, there are only two ways into the “sheepfold” or the “Church” or we could say the Body of Christ. One is TRUE and the other is FALSE.
In point of fact there are only two ways to enter into the Church. CONVERSION and REGENERATION. There are no other ways offered. Conversion is something a person does with his CARNAL MIND when they accept Christ as their Savior. It is the FIRST STEP on the way to regeneration. REGENERATION is something God does to the obedient believer who has entered in at the STRAIT GATE and walked to narrow way unto LIFE.
CONVERSION = CLIMBING UP SOME OTHER WAY.
REGENERATION = COMING THROUGH CHRIST, WHO IS THE “DOOR”.
In other words, REGENERATION IS A STRAIT GATE AND NARROW WAY from CONVERSION. This is why millions of Christians are REJECTED and never enter heaven. They refused the commands of Jesus Christ to ENTER IN, and that is why He says to them “I NEVER KNEW YOU”. They never came into contact with each other, there was no “meeting of the minds”. “Come, let us reason together…” comes to mind.
They did not come to THE LIGHT OF DIVINE LOVE. They did not come through the DOOR who is JESUS CHRIST the PERSON.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
They never came to JESUS CHRIST, the LIGHT and THE LIFE, WHO IS THE “DOOR” OF TRUE CHRISTIANITY. They believed in Jesus, they had FAITH in Jesus, but they refused to enter in at the STRAIT GATE or do what He said. They refused to search Him out, to ask, seek, strive, labor and continue in HIS DOCTRINE, and so they never found THE TRUTH, who is JESUS CHRIST. Remember He said if you hear my words and DO THEM (OBEDIENCE) YOU ARE A WISE PERSON, IF NOT, YOU ARE A FOOLISH PERSON.
The wolves in sheep’s clothing are those spoken of by Christ and Peter. They reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ and invent another gospel. It is a delusion and a deception. In short, the NEW GOSPEL is a BROAD WAY GOSPEL, for it easy, simple, instant. sAY A SIMPLE PRAYER AND YOU ARE “IN”. It has no cross, no strait gate, no narrow way, nothing. Jesus warned the MULTITUDES OF CHRISTIANS not to embrace these liars ans deceivers. In the letters to the Churches, Jesus warns everyone to be an OVERCOMER.
Νικάω – nikaō – nik-ah’-o
From G3529; to subdue (literally or figuratively): – conquer, overcome, prevail, get the victory.
It is to the OVERCOMER that salvation is granted. It is in all seven letters to the SEVEN CHURCHES. Does this sound EASY? In the fake salvation gospel of today there is no “battle to be fought” with your enemy Satan. So, when does one get the victory? When one comes to Jesus Christ, who is THE LIGHT and has their deeds “reproved”.
OVERCOMER vs. NON-OVERCOMER
CHOSEN vs CALLED OUT ONES
FOUND CHRIST vs DID NOT FIND
MEETING CHRIST vs. NEVER MET CHRIST
CAME TO THE LIGHT vs REFUSED JUDGMENT
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Do you see? Let’s take a look at the words: condemnation, cometh, and reproved.
Κρίσις – krisis – kree’-sis
(Subjectively or objectively, for or against); by extension a tribunal; by implication justice (specifically divine law): – accusation, condemnation, damnation, judgment.
Scary stuff here if one is paying attention to what is said. In other words, there is ONLY ONE CONDEMNATION. What is it? That fallen humanity DOES NOT HAVE “THE LIGHT” of DIVINE AGAPE. We lost it at the fall. In other words, the CONTROVERSY between God and man is only ONE. A LOVE TYPE CONTROVERSY. Can you see more clearly now the rain has gone?
ἔρχομαι – erchomai – er’-khom-ahee
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι eleuthomai or ἔλθω elthō; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively): – accompany, appear, bring, come enter, fall out, go, grow, X light, X next, pass, resort, be set.
Remember when Jesus said this:
38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
ἐλέγχω – elegchō – el-eng’-kho
Of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish: – convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove.
Total KJV occurrences: 17
One must COME TO THE LIGHT, WHO IS JESUS CHRIST, that is, TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN and have your LOVE TYPES reproved. The removal of the BRIDE OF CHRIST is the ESCAPE. The judgments of the SEALS, TRUMPETS AND BOWLS are for the WORLD OF FALLEN HUMANITY. When one is shown the DIVINE LOVE OF CHRIST, that is, when JESUS CHRIST REVEALS HIMSELF TO THE OBEDIENT BELIEVER, when one BEHOLDS THE TYPE OF LOVE JESUS HAS, then we find out WHY humanity is condemned. No one can pass this test of having your LOVES compared to GOD’S LOVE.
This is a LOVE TYPE ISSUE – God’s DIVINE LOVE vs. Fallen LOVES. That’s all there is to it. Remember that God says He does not want ANYONE AT ALL TO PERISH, but they all come to GODLY REPENTANCE. It is God that gives ANYONE and EVERYONE who wants to be saved the POWER to do it, and that is why it is NOT A WORK.
Because American Christians have REFUSED all of this, and therefore REFUSED TO REPENT or attempt reconciliation BACK TO GOD, judgment now comes. It will be severe; it will be horrific beyond what we can imagine. Remember that ANY NATION that forgets God will be turned into Hell. America was given all of the blessing in Deuteronomy 28, and we have collectively turned our backs upon the Lord, so now we have the CURSES of Chapter 28. Not a wise exchange, I would add.
Jesus Christ can and will change your life, turn you around IF you let Him do it. Once a Christian via conversion, the call is to ENTER IN COMES NEXT, and if one comes to Christ, then they become one of the chosen that has come to the light and had their deeds reproved. They have repented a repentance not to be repented of. He provides the POWER, the STRENGTH and the ABILITY to enter in. It is not a “work”. It is not some legalism. It is the ONLY way to TRUE SALVATION.
So how does one KNOW FOR SURE they are born again? That will be answered in the next blog on salvation! STAY TUNED, because the REAL TRUTH has been buried by the FALSE PROPHETS.